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by Smutley
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Embra v Ulster
Replies: 201
Views: 3448

Re: Embra v Ulster

rfurlong wrote: Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:41 am Frank Murphy is a fairly crap ref

Frank Murphy is not the reason Edinburgh lost
Quite.

Ulster played well and deserved the win. Good luck in the final boys.

After that turnover at the end, we lost any right to that game. Our bench was shite, not at the races at all.
by Smutley
Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24765

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

As one of my pals said at the weekend it is equality of opportunity we should be striving for not equality of outcome. Agree with that. However, Massie is a ponce and is wanking into the mirror here. That article could only have been written by someone who has never experienced prejudice. What thes...
by Smutley
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24765

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Re: establishment/complacency. The Scottish Parliament is heavily weighted to prevent majority governments, meaning that the SNP have to form alliances with other parties to get stuff done. Contrast that with the shitshow down south where Boris's < 45% vote share got him an unassailable majority for...
by Smutley
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 233067

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Can't reconcile the difference between the Worldometer Covid 19 Stats for the UK - 39,369 dead, and the 50,000+ number quoted in this thread. Boris Johnson's UK government has done such an appalling job at pandemic response even the 'official' Worldometer stats at 580 deaths/million are alarming fo...
by Smutley
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670539

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The UK had around 100 companies which could have done testing and massive vet labs that have all the capability for it as well (th and foot and mouth legacy). But we didn’t use them at all. We could have set up a lot more testing a lot more quickly than we did. IMO back at the beginning they had Bo...
by Smutley
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?
Replies: 10368
Views: 233067

Re: Boris goooooone or just Cummings?

Can't reconcile the difference between the Worldometer Covid 19 Stats for the UK - 39,369 dead, and the 50,000+ number quoted in this thread. Boris Johnson's UK government has done such an appalling job at pandemic response even the 'official' Worldometer stats at 580 deaths/million are alarming fo...
by Smutley
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24765

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Well said darg. Scots politicians (apart from the Tories obvs) generally score well when they champion inclusiveness. It's one way in which we've parted ways from dahn saff in recent years. The noises from the EU have been more positive of late, but either way, and independent Scotland would have to...
by Smutley
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff
Replies: 828
Views: 24765

Re: Sturgeon, Covid and Scottish political stuff

Brilliant post Weegie. Find myself strongly agreeing with most of that. Whatever your allegiance, Stuirgeon has out-performed the clowns down south through this debacle (not a high bar admittedly). That has gone down well with the substantial timid-Unionist camp. NL - that's a disgrace. Ask for an u...
by Smutley
Fri May 29, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670539

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Track and Trace - World Class version will be up and running on 1 June. :thumbup: And will fail on the 2nd June Actually failed on day 1. There was a critical incident within minutes of it going online. Staff were told that it was going live at 10.30 the night before. After Boris and Uselesscock ha...
by Smutley
Thu May 21, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)
Replies: 4967
Views: 915848

Re: You Fall In Love You Lose (NSFW)

fudge me, this page is utter carnage. Possibly the best on the internet.
by Smutley
Wed May 06, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670539

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

My crackpot Coronavirus theory/calculation. Part 1. Assume several constants and then extrapolate. Then adjust several assumed constants and re-extrapolate. What is the great unknown at this stage? The actual infection rate. I am slowly coming to form an opinion that the fatality rate of this virus...
by Smutley
Sat May 02, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Ref Howler Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 5320

Re: The Ref Howler Thread

Gwenno wrote:Christ, how many kicks were missed that day?
Bloody awful "highlights". IIRC it was a decent game. Toony cruelly robbed of slotting the winning DG. :x
by Smutley
Fri May 01, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Ref Howler Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 5320

Re: The Ref Howler Thread

Can't find a youtube clip but here is the description. 1994 Scotland v England. Scotland have taken the lead 14-12 with a 79min drop goal. Scotland receive the kick off and set up ruck on 10 meter line. Ball comes back on England side. Ref blows indicating hands in the ruck with a sweeping motion t...
by Smutley
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532452

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

I have noticed a few of you have lost loved ones on the Corona thread, namely Slick and Dargo, condolences chaps and to the others that i may have missed over the weeks this has gone on. Still think we are best posters, most informed, usually cool headed and take our beatings like men and not overl...
by Smutley
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532452

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

There's been a general switch to the Saltire. I used to have a Lion Rampant, and wouldn't be seen dead with a saltire, but not now. Don't know why!
by Smutley
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113363
Views: 5034051

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Chilli wrote:
redderneck wrote:Trump is a fcuking cancer.
Yeah.
And all who sail in his wake. Let's hope he takes them down with him.
by Smutley
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532452

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Dunno, it's much more chaotic and messy.

Would love to see the back of the big rest before every scrum and lineout. And I don't understand why it always has to be the hooker that throws in, even if he can't throw.
by Smutley
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113363
Views: 5034051

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

I see Trump has given up blaming the Chinese and has moved onto the WHO.

https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/07/tru ... o-funding/

Absolutely pathetic.
by Smutley
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532452

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

Sad to see Dougie Morgan died today. Found this footage of his first cap, v Wales. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z57-3ScILo4 This clip has everything - Edwards and Bennett, Renwick and McGeechan, about a million knock-ons, wingers throwing in, scrums formed in 2 seconds, jumpers for goalposts etc
by Smutley
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113363
Views: 5034051

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

It is true that sometimes Trump gets called racist or incompetent for things that aren't that bad, but in fairness he is racist and incompetent most of the time. The tweet from a couple of days ago about his TV numbers, that tells you everything. The guy is not fit to be in office. I can understand...
by Smutley
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113363
Views: 5034051

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Yeah there's a lot of that going around. Some repug was twattering on about how the oldsters are happy to die for the young folks.

It's great seeing their morals writ large, out in the open.
by Smutley
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670539

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

:lol:

Go for it lads.

Thought this might interest folk: a review of current research on how you get it, tests, treatments and what's going to happen.

https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/03/23/ri ... arch-2020/

Lehmann is very good value.
by Smutley
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the problem?
Replies: 98
Views: 3229

Re: Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the problem?

An interesting read. From a seemingly well educated source. https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/ Rebuttal here: http://hildabastian.net/index.php/8-secondary/87 Ioannides is a good man but of...
by Smutley
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the problem?
Replies: 98
Views: 3229

Re: Coronavirus: Is the cure worse than the problem?

An interesting read. From a seemingly well educated source. https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/17/a-fiasco-in-the-making-as-the-coronavirus-pandemic-takes-hold-we-are-making-decisions-without-reliable-data/ Rebuttal here: http://hildabastian.net/index.php/8-secondary/87 Ioannides is a good man but of...
by Smutley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113363
Views: 5034051

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

BokJock wrote:Rand Paul blocked the 911 first responders bill.

fudge the plum
Yeah, shame he's asymptomatic.
by Smutley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58423
Views: 6970907

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW conte

Whenever I see a picture of one of these amazing mountaintop (or island-top, in this case) structures, the sheer amount of hard physical labour required to build them just blows my mind. There were no powered cranes or lifters, no power tools, no nothing except hand tools and brutally hard, back-br...
by Smutley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113363
Views: 5034051

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

Rand Paul in quarantine having tested positive. Lots of Senators getting themselves tested now Couldn't happen to a more deserving prick ! This is the millionaire nob end who voted against the relief bill, & tried to tack on his own bullshit amendments to the bill. In summary; FU C K HIM, & the hor...
by Smutley
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670539

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

The age spread of their infections strongly backs the suggestion that they're simply right at the beginning of this thing, and have tested a reasonably true image of infections. Expect their death count to start rising soon. We should expect about 120 deaths in the next 15-20 days (roughly). If we ...
by Smutley
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532452

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

slick wrote:There has to be some way we can twist this to make us champions.

Best I have seen/can come up with is:

Winners of first ever International
Winners of last ever 5N
Winners of last ever game of rugby.

Spiritual guardians
:lol:

Can't see this 6N getting completed, unless they ditch the AIs.
by Smutley
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670539

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Does anyone actually KNOW if your average pub or restaurant would be covered by insurance if the gov ordered them to close but not if they close due to the current advice? The latest bit of hysterical anti government bike on social media is saying that but 2 mates than run bars say they are not cov...
by Smutley
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans
Replies: 27475
Views: 670539

Re: Coronavirus Thread. Virus v humans

Heard unofficially yesterday from a source close to the UK medical advisory process that it seems likely the virus is not infective prior to the onset of symptoms, or not for long. If so, that's good news wrt limiting the spread.
by Smutley
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales vs Scotland. The Mediocrity Bowl Match Thread.
Replies: 162
Views: 8533

Re: Wales vs Scotland. The Mediocrity Bowl Match Thread.

Frodder wrote:Leave the announcement to 24hrs before kick-off. Another WRU world beater
f**king mental

Have fun down there boys.
by Smutley
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532452

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

BOOOOOOOO!
by Smutley
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113363
Views: 5034051

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

In addition, the xenophobic tone that Trump is adopting is worrying, especially for me, as a citizen of the EU... His reference to a "foreign virus" stinks of both xenophobia and sloppy shoulders, looking for someone else to blame at every opportunity. He is really a sad man, and politicians suppor...
by Smutley
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread
Replies: 30217
Views: 1532452

Re: The Official Scottish Rugby Thread

As long as it's not the Tombola. He did well against France I thought.

A fired-up Bradbury would be good, though.
by Smutley
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales vs Scotland. The Mediocrity Bowl Match Thread.
Replies: 162
Views: 8533

Re: Wales vs Scotland. The Mediocrity Bowl Match Thread.

Sutherland is a man on a mission. Recovery from a horror injury has lit a fire under him, and also, it appears he was carrying an injury for a long time before it finally gave way catastrophically. It appears we never saw him at his best before, but are now. He's bested everyone he's come up agains...
by Smutley
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales vs Scotland. The Mediocrity Bowl Match Thread.
Replies: 162
Views: 8533

Re: Wales vs Scotland. The Mediocrity Bowl Match Thread.

Hope it goes ahead. On paper it should be a close game, our results been very similar this 6N. Both sides capable of 80s minutes of rugby. Home advantage should suggest Wales, but Scotland definitely have a good chance of putting that record to bed.

Weir to come on and slot the winning DG.
by Smutley
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all
Replies: 113363
Views: 5034051

Re: POTUS-DONALD TRUMP-and U.S. Politics catch-all

BokJock wrote:Yip, I am clearly deranged - the way Trump has handled this has "almost been as perfect as the Ukraine phone call"
Tbf that's technically true. Both exceedingly imperfect.

It's almost as if having a dunderheid at the helm might have consequences.